Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What Am I Knitting Now?

A few hints....

It takes a LOT of colors (or, how to double your stash, immediately!)

I'm knitting with TWO hands now! (you know what I mean)




and... you knew it was only a matter of time ;o)







P.S. Today's post was brought to you by OPI Nail Lacquer, "Cha-Ching Cherry colorway"

36 Comments:

At 9:19 AM, Blogger patti said...

oh how pretty!!! Now to figure out what pattern it is...

It must have been fun opening that box of yarn!!!!!

 
At 10:07 AM, Blogger jillian said...

Look at your go! Hope it's a ball of whacks!

 
At 10:34 AM, Blogger Tammy said...

I love it! You are doing an amazing job so far... are you having fun with it? It looks very intimidating and extremely difficult but I think I'd like to try it sometime.

And oh... to open a box like that! That alone is worth giving it a shot! lol

 
At 10:52 AM, Anonymous ruth said...

wow how pretty!!! and i agree - having a box of colorful yarns sent to you like that, it must've felt like christmas for you to open it. and i love the fair isle work so far. pretty pretty pretty!

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger LC in Sunny So Cal said...

YOU TOOK THE PLUNGE!!

Awesome. Now, really...isn't it easy once you get the rhythm of it? Sweet.

 
At 11:38 AM, Blogger Ann-Marie said...

oh wow, now i can live vicariously through you...
g'luck with it!

 
At 11:39 AM, Anonymous Barb said...

WOW -- I'm impressed. That looks really cool, and really scary. And the nails look great too!

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger Robin said...

Looks good!

Gotta love those OPI color names - I'm going to add my name to the list of people who've probably already said this a million times, but wouldn't it be a great job to sit around and dream up those colors and their names?

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger Isela: Purling Sprite said...

oooh, you did it! cool. It is going to be lovely :)

 
At 12:49 PM, Anonymous mom said...

You are fast beating out Kaity for ambitious, and it matches your ring! Looking good.

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Noeysmommy said...

Oooh! Pretty! The nails and the knitting!!

 
At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Beth said...

It's looking great! (Better you knitting it than me! I wouldn't have the patience!)

 
At 1:57 PM, Blogger amylovie said...

Ahh, you gave in to that Knit Picks Fair Isle sweater that you were drooling over a few posts ago. Good for you!!! Isn't fair isle fun? It is my favorite technique.

Amy

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger Donna Boucher said...

You are off to a wonderful start!

I admire your knitting courage!!!

 
At 2:16 PM, Blogger Chris said...

WOW.

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger Susanne said...

Yipppeeee, you did it!!! You realize of course, that I am living vicariously through you!:)
I can't wait to watch the sweater come to life...marvelous dahhhhling, simply marvelous!

 
At 3:42 PM, Blogger Charity said...

Yay! I'm so happy that you're knitting this sweater! I long to do it myself, but know I never will. At least I get to enjoy watching you knit it. Look at your progress already! I'm so impressed :0)

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger Karen said...

You're doing it . . . you're doing it!!! I'm so proud!

 
At 5:19 PM, Blogger Marion said...

Ooooh! I love that sweater.

 
At 5:26 PM, Blogger Theresa said...

Yay - you started! (It's the KnitPicks pattern, right?) That'll look so good on you. And what a fun new exciting project!

 
At 5:28 PM, Blogger miss88keys said...

Oh goody, goody. I'm so glad you're knitting that! I've eyed that a few times myself but have been waiting for someone else to knit it first to see a real FO instead of just the one in the magazine.

My favorite OPI nailcolor is called: "I'm not really a waitress". It's a deep red/burgandy color that I typically only wear in the winter.

 
At 5:47 PM, Anonymous heather said...

I'm so impressed! Will you teach me that fairisle stuff? I'm scared of it.

I love all those colors, and I've always liked that sweater, so I'm looking forward to seeing you make it! Go Lynda Go!

I'm also diggin' your nails. Love the Cha-ching cherry!

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

You go girl! Can't wait to see it when it's done...it's going to look great! Some day I will be jumping on the Fair Isle bandwagon too...got a pattern for socks and the yarn...just need to do them...and learn fair isle too ;o)

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Cha Cha Ching is right! I just knew you were going to order it...

 
At 7:17 PM, Blogger Cherice said...

I love your ring (and your nails) and your ability to knit with all of those colors without saying bad words and throwing your knitting into a heap in the corner of the living room and swearing to never knit again (not that I'd ever do such a thing mind you). I think I need to take a class, because after 30 or so years of trying to teach myself that I think I need someone else to show me the error of my ways. That box, there are just no words for a box of yarn like that!

 
At 8:10 PM, Blogger Marsha said...

Get down with your bad self knitting with both hands at the same time!! I know you had fun opening that box! When I got mine I didn't want to disturb them because they were in such perfect rainbowy order but they ended up in a heap eventually. I'm not even knitting fair isle with mine - YET!

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger Dandelion Seeds said...

This is off topic, but I am writing to let you know that there is a 48 hour prayer chain started for Susan Godfrey (you are on her blog's list of friends). Please spread the word so we can cover this family in prayer.

In Him,
Amy

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger Dandelion Seeds said...

This is off topic, but I am writing to let you know that there is a 48 hour prayer chain started for Susan Godfrey (you are on her blog's list of friends). Please spread the word so we can cover this family in prayer.

In Him,
Amy

 
At 6:14 AM, Blogger Holly said...

Yay! Colorwork! If I can ever finish my current projects, I am taking the plunge with a pair of Estonian mittens. Can't wait to see your progress :~)

 
At 7:53 AM, Blogger Brenda said...

wow - impressive. i will live vicariously through you. i'd need to create a new Serenity Prayer for knitters if i was to attempt it :)

 
At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Rebekah said...

Woo hoo! another Sweater of INsanity knitter.

I need to get back to mine, but first I must finish up some shawls, knit my parent's vests, and lose a bunch of weight so when I finish the sweater of insanity, it'll fit.

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger duchessofgravity said...

OMG its gonna be gorgeous you have crazy fairisle skills i just have to say!

 
At 2:22 PM, Anonymous le chat qui coud said...

waowwww..... how many balls have you bought? Is it debbie bliss yarn?

I admire your work.... the design is so perfect!

great!

 
At 5:32 PM, Anonymous Julie said...

Oh my gosh... I can't believe you are knitting that thing!!!! I would drive end up jumping from a very high building out of frustration if I tried to make that. It's pretty though and good luck to ya!!!

 
At 7:04 PM, Anonymous Jeanie said...

Two hands??? Which "method" did you start with, continental or English? Just curious... and SO jealous!

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger deputyknitter said...

I have admired this sweater for so long and yearned to try it!. I have been knitting for three years and feel ready to try this out - BUT I have to admit pure intimidation too! It is gorgeous so far and I will be sure to continue to check your progress. I am also going to link you to our Guild site on Blogspot so they can check out your amazing project. I think you helped me to decide to "Just do it"! I am calling knit picks!

 

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